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Kia Sorento vs. Kia Optima

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Kia Sorento

2016 Kia Sorento
$442
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Kia Optima

2015 Kia Optima
$411
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Excellent

The Kia Sorento Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 9th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $442 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average, and major issues are less frequent than average, so major repairs are not common for the Sorento.

Excellent

The Kia Optima Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 10th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $411 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average, and major issues are less frequent than average, so major repairs are not common for the Optima.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$442
inexpensive
very expensive
$411
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.3
not often
way too often
0.3
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
11%
minor issues
major issues
11%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(101 Reviews)
(51 Reviews)
Rating Details
5 star
(1)
4 star
(36)
3 star
(30)
2 star
(20)
1 star
(8)

The Kia Sorento ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in electrical.

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“19.9 mpg until Bush wanted Corn Whiskey in the gas. Then it was 18 from then on. The gold paint decided to FADE on every piece of plastic around the car all at once. Tried fuel cleaner and my fu...”

Rating Details
5 star
(7)
4 star
(21)
3 star
(15)
2 star
(4)
1 star
(2)

The Kia Optima ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in electrical.

Read more detailed reviews here.

“I got stuck buying from Dons used cars. He is a buy here pay here dealer. It is a 2004 Kia Optima and i was in a rush as they just done detailing the vehicle. So after i got the car home ...”


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